FOUR PAWS is a global organisation which provides direct assistance to animals in need through our animal rescues and sanctuaries, while also raising awareness so we can all do more to protect animals from horrific cruelty across many industries.

FOUR PAWS’ projects provide urgent aid and support to wild animals suffering in captivity, companion animals, and animals who suffer as a result of disasters or human actions.

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FOUR PAWS Australia  
Elise Burgess 
Head of Communications

T: 02 9198 4417 
M: +61 (0)423 873 382

Claire LaFrance
Head of Communications

T: (617) 942-1233

Hannah Baker
Head of Communications

T: +44 (0)20 7922 7954
M: +44 (0)7966 032 235

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FOUR PAWS is the global animal protection organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals animal suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them through our sanctuaries and campaigns. Founded in 1988 in Vienna by Heli Dungler, the organisation advocates for a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding. 

FOUR PAWS’ campaigns and animal welfare projects focus on animals who abused for the fashion industry, companion animals including stray dogs and cats, farm animals, and wild animals – such as bears, big cats, orangutans and elephants – kept in inappropriate conditions, and those animals who suffer in disaster and conflict zones.

With offices in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, Hungary, the UK, the USA and Vietnam, as well as sanctuaries for rescued animals in twelve countries, FOUR PAWS provides rapid help and long-term solutions for animals

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